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Carl Rowan

Carl RowanAKA Carl Thomas Rowan

Born: 11-Aug-1925
Birthplace: Ravencroft, TN
Died: 23-Sep-2000
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chicago Sun-Times columnist

Wife: Vivien Murphy (until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Carl Rowan Jr. (attorney)
Son: Jeffrey Rowan (psychologist)
Daughter: Barbara
Father: Thomas Rowan
Mother: Johnnie Bradford

    University: BA, Oberlin College (1947)
    University: MA, University of Minnesota (1948)
    University: Tennessee State University
    University: Washburn College

    Spingarn Medal 1997
    US Information Agency Director (1964-65)
    US Ambassador to Finland 1963-64
    The Chicago Sun-Times Columnist (1966-98)
    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1988 (deadlocked jury)
    Roast: Helen Thomas (1993)
    Nixon's Enemies List

Author of books:
South of Freedom (1952)
The Pitiful and the Proud (1956)
Go South to Sorrow (1957)
Wait till Next Year: The Life Story of Jackie Robinson (1960)
Just Between Us Blacks (1974)
Breaking Barriers: A Memoir (1991)
Dream Makers, Dream Breakers: The World of Justice Thurgood Marshall (1993)
The Coming Race War in America: A Wake-Up Call (1996)

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